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sonofthunder
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 Some reasons why i didn't celebrate Easter...

It should be understood that I'm not a Christmas hater or Easter antagonist! Lets establish that from the very outset shall we. But based on a few spiritual technicalities ...i have opted out...of both these holidays. But were primarily dealing with (e)aster here. So number one reasoning: the dates change from year to year! So if were meant to keep it...then in the tradition of the memorials of the old testament...you would think consistentcy might apply. For instance the Passover was always on the 14th of the first month. But clearly the actual date of Easter from one calendar year to another doesn't seem to matter. Second reason: if Christ died and rose on the third day. Then technically wouldn't that mean resurrection day is Easter Monday? 3 Days after good Friday? Just a thought: thirdly i personally don't esteem any (day) to be more (holy) than any others. Fourthly in my opinion Paul cautions in Galatians against observing times, days, months, and years. There you have it four reasons why I didn't celebrate (e)aster this year. The next thing the reader must consider is Weather you will judge me for not regarding the day ?? This thing can work both ways. (Rom14:5-6) Mmm.


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Bro Stephen

 2011/4/27 3:59Profile
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 Re: Some reasons why i didn't celebrate Easter...

We are to remember Christs' death often(oft)...by way...of communion... (the bread and cup) And not be dictated to by any calendar date of the year. (I thought)...


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Bro Stephen

 2011/4/27 4:13Profile
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hi, you are going straight to heaven... we celibrate the ressuerection and that is what God has lead me to do... you do what God leads you to do.jimp

 2011/4/27 4:28Profile
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 Re: Some reasons why i didn't celebrate Easter...

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Fourthly in my opinion Paul cautions in Galatians against observing times, days, months, and years




i do celebrate easter for that reason. Should they change the date for every year, it'll be the same thing for me.

As you said, it works both ways :D


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 2011/4/27 4:32Profile
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Judging condemnly. Is wrong. Attitude. As to wether the holiday is God Inniated ...is another matter. Anything pagan or worldly is to be shunned. Especially if in doing so ...the spirit of the world is embraced. Then a thing to avoid.


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 2011/4/27 4:48Profile
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Personally, I will stay with Paul and err on the side of divine scripture. And not observe days or times. These passages must mean something? I think Paul had grave concerns about the (keeping) of these things! Or why bring it up...if it don't matter. Kay ser rah ser rah???


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 2011/4/27 5:00Profile
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There was a reason behind Paul's warning, He was warning of the common threat to Christianity Judaism of the time. It put God's people under bondage stating you must celebrate on certain days and times even at certain locations. Early Christians were faced with this issue, were they jewish? or something else? Paul was saying no you don't have to celebrate these holidays and observe certain dates, but the fact that many of them did under religious obligation made Paul fear he had proclaimed freedom in Christ in vain to them since they so willingly clung to their religious chains out of fear of losing their salvation.

Easter isn't forced on anyone and no one is saying if you don't celebrate Easter you will go to hell, the two are quite incompatible to compare being ones salvation isn't staked on a Holiday or observing days as Judaism taught. I hope that is a good enough explanation for you.

God Bless,
Matthew


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Matthew Guldner

 2011/4/27 5:12Profile









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We celebrate birthdays and anniversary's and they are not in the Bible. I buy my wife flowers on Valentines day and it is not in the Bible. She appreciates it and doesn't tell me that it is not Biblical. We celebrate Resurrection day everyday, but on Easter my wife's family celebrates Easter and it is always a family reunion. Rather than come off legalistic and communicate to all of them that Easter is pagan, we go and celebrate Easter and let our light shine.

Everything in this world is pagan. The days of the week and months of the year are pagan. What do you do with them? Refuse to live as a way of protesting the names of the days of the week until someone changes the names to suit you? What names would you give them?

Astrology is wrong and should not be messed with. Astronomy is valid, but the stars have been given pagan names. Do we ignore the truths of astronomy? You see, this whole world is pagan, but you can operate in it and not be of it.

Paul, was simply saying, don't trust in any observance of special days for your own righteousness and justification.

A777

 2011/4/27 8:44
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 Re: Some reasons why i didn't celebrate Easter...

"So number one reasoning: the dates change from year to year!"

Passover date is determined by Jewish Calendar. Easter date is determined by Gregorian Calendar

"Christmas is on December 25th. The Fourth of July is on the 4th. Thanksgiving falls on a different date each year but is always the 4th Thursday in November. But Easter and Passover can occur in March or April. How can that be and why?

How are the dates of Passover and Easter determined and how early or late can they occur?

Determining the date of Passover and Easter is a combination of Biblical Law, astronomical cycle and lunar month. Passover took place just before the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. And so, Easter and Passover have been entwined for over 2000 years. The date of Easter is easier to explain...so let's begin with Passover. This is a bit complicated so read carefully.

The date of Passover is determined each year by two criteria specified in the Torah.

According to Exodus 34:18, "The festival of matzot shall be kept at the appointed time in the month of Aviv"(meaning Spring). The Vernal Equinox (first day of Spring) normally occurs on the civil date of March 21st. But the Jewish time of Spring (Aviv) can occur in both March or April. The first month of the year of the Hebrew Calendar is Nisan. The month of Nisan is determined or begins according to when the moon is waxing to become full after or during the Vernal Equinox. So the Jewish month of Nisan can also occur or begin during March or April according to astronomical and lunar cycles. In addition, the first day of Nisan is determined by the date of the new moon (Rosh Chodesh).

The second criteria in the Torah determining the date of Passover is found in Leviticus beginning at 23:5.

"In the first month (Nisan), on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a passover offering to the Lord - and on the fifteenth day of that month the Lord's Feast of Unleavened Bread. According to this passage, Passover is determined each year by counting 14 days after the new moon. Remember, the first day of Nisan is what ever day the new moon occurs. If new moon occurs at any time between March 6th and 20th - then on the 21st of March the moon will still be waxing to full and March would be the month that Nisan occurs in. If this is not the case...then the next lunar month is chosen. In that scenario, Nisan would begin in April on the date of the next new moon. And so... the earliest Passover can occur is March 21st - and the latest occurrence is April 20th.

The date of Easter is much easier to determine. Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon - on or after the Vernal Equinox (first day of Spring) That is a bit confusing, so instead of going in reverse...let's go forward. First - you have the arrival of Spring on the Vernal Equinox...normally March 21st. Following that - check the date of the next full moon. The Sunday following this full moon will be Easter Sunday. The earliest possible occurrence of Easter is March 22nd. This takes place when the full moon and the Equinox both occur on Saturday March 21st. Then Easter is the next day, Sunday the 22nd. The latest possible occurrence of Easter is April 25th. This happens when the the full moon occurs on the day before the Equinox and the next full moon falls on Sunday April 18th. Then Easter is the next Sunday...the 25th."(Jim Buchanan)

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So number one reasoning: the dates change from year to year!

 2011/4/27 8:52Profile









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I don't judge you for not keeping any days. I don't judge others for keeping days.

Do we have some kind of insight into a person's heart that makes us accurate judges? I think not.

We're funny, aren't we. God not only has a good sense of humor but a lot of patience and love.

A777

 2011/4/27 8:58





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